So I was thinking

This outfit seems like something Amelia Earhart might have worn.

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Rugged jacket, silk scarf, tapered slacks tucked into boots — she was one stylin’ aviator. (Seriously, google her. You would not believe the beautiful pieces she wore while flying a plane.)

Except none of my vintage pieces date back to the twenties when Earhart was setting her records. My jacket is from the sixties (it’s actually a men’s battledress jacket) and my scarf is from who-knows-when.

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And as much as I love my vintage men’s Omega watch, nothing beats Earhart’s most notable accessory — an airplane.

P.S. In case you’re wondering how to cater your own royal wedding-watching party, I wrote a little poem on VitaminDaily.

[Photo of Amelia Earhart found here.]

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8 Comments

  • Reply a stylized hysteria April 28, 2011 at 10:30 am

    How random! Just a few hours ago I was visiting an office with tons of framed images of Amelia Earhart. And she was a seriously stylish woman. And your outfit really does look like something she would have worn- chic and slightly masculine but still soft and attractive.

  • Reply Liv April 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Amelia is pretty much the definition of cool, minus the crashing and gone missing part. The short hair, the casual stance – an inspiration. And your outfit has captured it perfectly.

  • Reply Couture Carrie April 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love the inspiration!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • Reply fhenny April 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Love the vintage aviator inspired look
    Especially the scarf!

  • Reply camille April 29, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I love that jacket, and I love Amelia Earhart. And you’re so right – girlfriend always looked good.

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista April 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Wow! What an incredible ensemble, Kelsey! Amelia Earhart would most definitely approve! :)

  • Reply Lianna May 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Amelia Earhart may have been a stylish aviator, but you’re one stylish Vancouverite! Seriously, I think I’ve told you this before, but you have the most amazing collection of vintage pieces. This ensemble looks great on you. All the pieces are loose fitting, but I like how it doesn’t overwhelm your frame. I would never be able to pull this off!

    Lianna

  • Reply Fashion=Passion May 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Love the vintage look! My site specializes in vintage and high end clothing and this is one of the best examples of vintage done right that I’ve seen :D

    Love the jacket!

    Keep rockin like Earhart!

    JM

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